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Hopper Night 2015

[28 July 2015]

HCPPA-NSW hosted the inaugural Hopper Night on Saturday 4th July 2015 at West Pennant Hills Valley Community Centre, 42A Hill Road, West Pennant Hills.

The event was well attended by members and family with a total of 170 adults and children. Kids entertainment and Disco was also provided.

Please visit the photo gallery on the following link for the event coverage.
HCPPA-NSW Hopper Night 2015 photo gallery

Hartley College PPA-NSW Won the Tennis Match 2015

[24 May 2015]

Hartley PPA-NSW won the tennis matches against Jaffna Hindu Old Boys Sydney on both, Team and Doubles after 4 years. Here are the details:

Date & Time: Sunday 10th May 2015: 8am
Venue: Barton Park, North Parramatta, NSW
Captain: Ram Baskaran
Sports Secretary: S.Janakan

Overall Results

Hartley PPA-NSW Jaffna Hindu OBA Sydney
Team Match Score      111      89
Doubles Match Score      8      7

Click here for more details and here for photos.

HCPPA-NSW Hopper Night 2015

[02 May 2015]

Due to popular request, for the first time we are hosting a Hopper Night in Sydney. It has been a long time since we hosted a dinner program (since our annual Kalaizh Chuwei launch in 2010). This will be a good opportunity to catch up with friends and family and reminisce the good old memories.

The Hopper Night contribution has been set to a very affordable amount in appreciation of your contribution towards the annual Kalaizh Chuwei event.

When: Saturday, 4 July 2015, 6pm
Where: West Pennant Hills Valley Community Centre, 42A Hill Road, West Pennant Hills
Contribution: Adult - $15 & Family - $30

RSVP by 14 June 2015 to:
Fred Thinesh - 0411 017 346 (e-mail to fred.thinesh@yahoo.com) or
S. Kathirgamanathan - 0427 667 402

Refer to the flyer for further details.

Kalaizh Chuwei 2014 Videos

[02 May 2015]

We are proud to publish the videos of Kalaizh Chuwei 2014. We hope you will be enjoying this mega hit show.

KC 2014 Part 1

KC 2014 Part 2

KC 2014 Part 3

KC 2014 Part 4

Palmyra - Leaf 26 - April 2015 Newsletter from HCPPA-NSW

[12 Apr 2015]

We are delighted to present our Newsletter - Palmyra - Leaf 26 - April 2015
In this issue you will find....
- President's Message
- NSW Branch News - 2014 AGM update & Cricket match results
- School News - Hostel opens its doors / AL & OL Results/ Annual Sports Meet
- Community Projects update
- Future Events Calendar

Annual Inter-House Athletic Meet of Hartley College

[23 Feb 2015]

Annual Inter-House Athletic Meet of Hartley College was held on Saturday, February 14, 2015 on the school grounds.

The chief guest was Mr.K.Arulanantham, retired Deputy Principal, Hartley College.

A Big Thank You - Special Appeal for Exercise books support project-Thirukkovil, Eastern Province

[09 Feb 2015]

We received overwhelming support from our NSW members for the special appeal sent via email on 16th December 2014. Within 6 days the contributions exceeded the target amount of $850

This funding request was made from the Zonal Director of Education Thirukkovil (through the Rotary club of Kalmunai), Eastern Province of Sri Lanka, asking for support and funding to provide exercise books to the needy students in three schools in Thirukovil Educational Zone. Most of the parents of these school children have been resettled after the conflict, still not able to support the needs of their children due to lack of steady income. The estimated cost of the request is $850.

Total amount received $925.00.

Here is the list of contributions received from members:
Total: $925

Members have been notified that the funding request has been closed. There will be more opportunities to assist in the future. We may send out appeal if we identify a suitable request.

Once again thank you and we wish you & the family a Happy New Year.


HCPPA-NSW AGM 2014 & Family BBQ

[08 Feb 2015]

Hartley College PPA-NSW AGM 2014 took place on Sunday 19 October 2014 from 11am to 1:15pm at West Pennant Hills Valley Community Centre, West Pennant Hills, NSW.

Member Attendance: 33

Agenda Items: Past year activities (College, Charity and Local), Annual Report, Financial Report, Future plans & opportunities, Election of 2014-2015 committee and Q&A Open discussions.

The details of elected committee members can be found in the Office Bearers' Page on our website.

Detailed account of the AGM will be made available with the AGM Minutes.

Family BBQ: Family Members and Friends took part in the BBQ from 11:30am. The members joined the family and friends by 1:15pm following the AGM. The sunny weather with 240 an outdoor BBQ with delicious food, drinks and refreshments.

The event concluded at 3:30pm.

Photos of the AGM and Family BBQ can be accessed via the Photo Gallery Page of HCCPA-NSW

Dropbox Link to download AGM photos:

Hartley Vs Jaffna Hindu College (Over 40 years)

[30 Dec 2014]

Played on 6 October 2014 at Jones Park, Parramatta

After early departure of the openers Kannan showed some resistance and scored 17 runs against some fine bowling by Ramesh from Jaffna Hindu followed by some big hitting by our star all-rounder Johnson who stroked 60 with five elegant boundaries. We finished with an impressive 196 runs.

Jaffna Hindu fell short of the target by scoring only 129 with notable contributions of 25 runs from Kukku and 20 from Suba. If you were not at the ground to witness then you have missed an entertaining match. Man of the match was Johnson for his sixty runs and 4 for 23 with the ball. Vasee who scored a courageous 39 runs in the lower order that included 2 towering sixes won the best batsman award. Best bowler was Ramesh from Jaffna Hindu.

Hartley won the match comfortably by 67 runs.

Click here for some photos.

Hartley vs Colombo Royal (open age)

[30 Dec 2014]

Played on 2 November 2014 at Henley Park Grounds, Enfieled

Batting first Hartley made an impressive total of 188 runs. Johnson scored 35 runs in a quick fashion with three big sixes and two fours ably assisted by Ramanan, Keeran and Vasee who scored 37, 36 and 32 respectively. Gopi plundered two sixes and two boundaries in the dying overs but remained unbeaten.

Royal could not match the brilliance exhibited by Hartley and folded for a mere 83 runs. Notable scores with the bat from Royal came from Raj Karu 17. Selva 15 and Nimalan 11. Praba and Nandan from Hartley sharing the bowling honours by capturing 3 wickets each and demolishing the opponents early in the play.

Hartley won the match by 105 runs with ease.

Link to photos

Kalaizh Chuwei 2014 photos

[19 Oct 2014]

HCPPA NSW's annual cultural program was held on 13 Sep 2014 at Bahai Centre Silverwater. The event was a very successful in all ways. The quality of the programs was excellent. The time management and presentation were brilliant. The team has been receiving very good feedbacks.

HCPPA NSW would like to thank the live music group Puthiya Poobalam from Melbourne and its director Niroshan Sathiyamoorthy for their excellent performance. It was astonishing to see that much of talent from youngsters.

We also would like to thank the participants for the stand-up comedy act. The quality of this comedy act greatly improved from last time. We would like to see more and more participants for coming years

We also would like to wish the award winners for all categories.

Here are some photos of the Kalaizh Chuwei night.

Special Meeting at Hartley 2 June 2014

[07 Jul 2014]

Please click here for the details.

Kalaizh Chuwei 2014 by HCPPA NSW

[08 Jun 2014]

Update on Sports Facilities Improvement Project

[06 Jun 2014]

HCPPA NSW has initiated Sports Facilities Improvement Project in early 2014. In order to facilitate this, HCPPA NSW has submitted a project brief to school to carry out the feasibility study to implement the action plan in stages. In order to fast track and implement this project, few members from HCPPA NSW are in Point Pedro to facilitate and implement the initial stage of the this project. Please click here for more detail..

RESULTS - G.C.E (O/L) Examination - December 2013

[18 Apr 2014]

GCE (O/L) - Dec 2013 results have been released ! 142 students have sat for this examination and more than 97% of the students got through ! Please click here for some highlights...


[18 Apr 2014]

As part of HCPPA's on-going community projects, five schools in Vadamarachi have been identified as in need of essential library books for their libraries worth of $940.

These have been facilitated through Vadamarachi East Undergraduate student union and supervised by a Hartleyite on behalf of HCPPA, NSW. Please click here for more information..

Annual Tennis - March 2014

[18 Apr 2014]

Once again, it is time for our annual tennis match with Jaffna Hindu Past Pupil Association! This annual tennis match has been jointly hosted by HCPPA, NSW and Jaffna Hindu College, OBA, NSW. This sports event has commenced at 8.30 am on Sunday, 30 March 2014 at Barton Park, Parramatta. Please click here for more information..

Re: Educational Development Projects in Mullaithivu - An update

[18 Apr 2014]

Dear friends,
As you are aware, Assist RR has been funding the above programme to assist O/L & A/L students in Mullaithivu district since June 2013. Serendip part funded (Rs 100,000 per month for 5 months) and stopped funding since the end of last year. Tamil Forum Malaysia has now agreed to pay 50% of the cost of this programme from the beginning of this year. Assist RR endeavour to fund the other 50% of the cost through Hartley College Past Pupils' Association of NSW, Australia's contribution of Rs 25,600 per month for one year, our existing Standing Order donations and Money Box collections from shops in the UK but would still need more. I attach a report to provide an update.

As part of this project, we recently carried out an evaluation process, assisted by Mr Sivasithamparam, ex Karaveddy Vigneswara College principal and Mr Gunalseelan, ex Point Pedro Hartley College principal. I attach the results of Mullaithivu zone, which are very encouraging and indicate that the pass rates have improved since 2011. However, the results show that they need more support especially in Chemistry and Physics.

Sivanarulillam had already agreed with the GA to do monthly weekend seminars/crash courses for A/L students, which are being organised by the same ex principals from Jaffna using teachers from Jaffna. Assist RR suggests that we should increase this frequency and organise extra assistance over weekends every two weeks. This means that we need to fund 50% of this weekend extra classes in Physics and Chemistry. We believe that with a bit more assistance, the students taking A/Ls this year would do a lot better than last year in Mullaithivu.

Following Assist RR's recent appeal for helping students with solar lamps, Anbaalayam and Tamil Engineers Foundation, both from Australia have provided funds to import 450 lamps from China. These lamps have arrived in Colombo and will be distributed to needy A/L students in remote areas of Thunukkai and villagers in Mullivaikal in April 2014. We could provide lamps to more needy students, could collect more funds.

Educational Development in Mullaithivu
Evaluation Test Result march 2014

Kind regards,
Dr Velautham Sarveswaran
Assist Resettlement & Renaissance

Palmyra Leaf 24 (March 2014)...

[29 Mar 2014]

Autumn 2014 edition of Palmyrah leaf, newsletter of Hartley College PPA (NSW) has been published. It contains information about our upcoming annual cultural program, student achievements and new hostel opening at the school and also project updates and sports news.

Kalaizh Chuwei 2013 Videos

We are proud to publish the videos of Kalaizh Chuwei 2013. The whole program is divided into 4 parts. We hope you will be enjoying this mega hit show.

Part 1 - Introduction and Cultural Dance by Pathmalaya Acedamy of Fine Arts

Part 2 - Thank you Speech, Kalakkapouvathau Yaaru, and Live Music by Vishwaas

Part 3 - Live Music by Vishwaas continues

Part 4 - Live Music by Vishwaas, Awards and Conclusion


Hartley has again produced very good results in the A/L examination 2013. There are 27 students received good results including 13 students in the maths stream. Click here for the details.

Annual Blood Donation Camp - November 2013

Hartley College held the annual blood donation camp on 19th and 20th November 2013 in memory of the five students drowned during an educational excursion in 1999. This year, the school achieved a proud national record with 264 members including teachers, parents, students and well wishers donating blood to this remembrance event.

Entrants to Universities from Z- score (GCE A/L)

We would like to mention that this is an another successful year to Hartley College in relation to the number of students entering to various universities across the nation based on the recently released GCE AL Z- Score by the University Grant Commission. As per the released Z-score, 42 Students from our school will be entering to number of universities including 12 students for engineering and 4 students for Medicine. The detail information with the individual names and the their streams have been uploaded here

Annual Cricket Hartley Vs Hindu

Cricket summary

The annual cricket match between Hartley College and Jaffna Hindu College was conducted on the 7 Oct 2013 at Jones Park Parramatta. This is the big sporting event in our calendar. As usual we had two games. One for open age group and the other one for over 40 age group.

This event was organised as family event. Families from each side were encouraged to come, support, and meet each other. Players and members from both schools brought delicious food for morning and lunch. We thank for that great effort first.

We should also mention the support of Excellent Jewellers for their continuous sponsorship for this annual event.

The weather was good on that. It started as sunny and became overcast. But, no rain interrupted the play. The match summary is given below:

Open age game

Jaffna Hindu won and toss and elected to bat first. Hartley bowlers bowled well in the opening overs and took 3 early wickets. Ranjaan and Vasanth bowled well at the beginning overs. Hindu was restricted to 5 for 104 in 25 overs. Nirmalan batted well and made 49 runs and Murali making 21 runs. But, it was Vijithan who really scored a quick fire 56 runs for Hindu to reach 206 at the end of 40 overs.

Vasanth, Ranjan, and Ananth bowled well for Hartley College. Hartley's run chase began poorly by losing two early wickets. However, Vasanth played a gem of an innings to march towards the required total. After losing 3 wickets for 44 runs Vasanth steadied the innings with the help of Vinoth. Both had a partnership of nearly 80 runs before Vinoth was out for 19 runs. Vasanth continued on and scored an excellent 84 runs. But, in the end Hartley could not cross the required runs and finished scoring 183 runs. It was a very close game and well done boys. Better luck next time. Nirmalan bowled well for Hindu by picking up 4 wickets.

Player of the match - Nirmalan (Hindu)
Best Batsman - Vasanth (Hartley)
Best bowler - Nirmalan (Hindu)
Best fielder - Ranjithan (Hindu)

Over 40 game

Again Jaffna Hindu won the toss and elected to bat first. Hindu lost their first wicket early. However, Viji and Ramesh played well and added nearly 80 runs partnership. They scored 45 and 35 runs respectively. It was then Suba who really batted well with a solid 52 runs. Sri and Naresh scored some quick runs at the end to help Hindu reach 221 runs in the 40 overs. For Hartley Johnson and Ragavan bowled well by picking up 3 and 2 wickets each.

Hartley began the run chase well with Kannan and Krishna opening the batting with a 54 run partnership. Krishna lost his wicket for 22 runs. Kannan continued on and scored 56 runs. Hartley lost their way in the middle overs. Baskaran's quick runs (23) at the end were not enough. Hartley was all out for 167.

Siva and Srikantha bowled well for Hindu by picking up 3 wickets each.

Player of the match - Subathasan
Best Batsman - Kannan
Best bowler - Siva
Best fielder - Manimaran

HCPPA-NSW AGM2013 and Family BBQ

Hartley College PPA NSW Branch Annual General Meeting was held on Sunday, 20th October 2013 at Ted Burge Sports Hall Merrylands from 11am to 1:30pm.

Along with the AGM, family members of the past pupils enjoyed BBQ Lunch and sports activities.

The AGM started at 11:10am presided by the president R. Krishnakumaran. There were 28 members present.

Summary of AGM:

Presentation of past year activities - by the President.

Mr. Krishnakumaran thanked all the members and well wishes for the continued support towards the association and its activities specially School Development, Kalaizh Chuwei cultural fundraiser program and humanitarian efforts.

Refer to the attached presentation slides to the summary of the activities and future plans

Financial Report - by Treasurer

Mr A. Aravinthan presented audited 2012-2013 Financial Report indicating a strengthening position to previous year. After few questions financial report was adopted unanimously.

Key activities presented are as follows:


  • Funded 5 new computers for lower class students-stage 1($2,750)
  • Funded six different annual awards to recognise high performing students in various subject areas
  • Funded a pilot program for G.C.E(O/L) and A/L students($250)


  • Funded annual soccer expenses($1,100)


  • Contributed for 175th year celebration held at school(1,230)
  • Contributed to buy land which will be used for technical laboratory($7,300)
  • Contributed to other school needs($600)

Wider community Assistance:

  • Funded community/education hall at Visvamadu($2,060)
  • Funded two teachers for after school teaching(Rs.100,000)
  • Contributed to Rama Krishna Mission flood appeal ($1,800).
  • Awards program to encourage Tamil students in NSW.


  • Annual Tennis match with Jaffna Hindu College
  • Annual Cricket matches with

  • . Jaffna College
    . Royal College
    . Combined school
    . Anbalayam trophy- charity event
  • Update about Kalaizh Chuwei 2013

Election of New Committee Members

Election was conducted for the new office bearers. Mr. R. Krishnakumaran was elected as the new president and Mr. S. Subenthiran was elected as the vice-President. Please the link below for the full details of the new members and their positions.

Click here for HCPPA-NSW 2013-2014 Committee Members

Family BBQ Lunch and Fun Games

Following the AGM members joined the family with BBQ and Fun Games involving the children.

Click here for AGM and Family BBQ Photos

Click here for the full presentation

Kalaizh Chuwei 2013 Photos...[17 Oct 2013]

Kalaizh Chuwei 2013 Photos have been uploaded to our web site.

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